In only the College of Education’s second year of admitting freshman students, applications have risen dramatically.
While last fall’s applicant pool produced 249 applicants, the pool for the fall of 2009 numbered an impressive 869. This growth of high school seniors seeking consideration for the Marquette undergraduate teacher education curriculum represents an increase of nearly 250% overall. Two related outcomes of the larger applicant pool are that admission to the College will be more competitive for students overall and that the freshman class figures to be even more highly qualified on average.
Commenting on this growth, Dean Bill Henk noted that, “Although undergraduate applications are up across the university, the College of Education is enjoying a particularly remarkable trajectory. Our new status as a College appears to be capturing the attention of a greater range of prospective students.”